Jul 5, 2011 4:30am EDT
. and then there was the security we could not see. >> the big differences are things we're not going to go into. we've introduced some real good technology things here. so the strongest security is the security you don't see. >> reporter: this was the first major event in d.c. since the killing of osama bin laden. recently homeland security warned of al qaeda chatter about attacks on dates symbolic to americans. there were no major incidents monday. the stepped up security did not seem to bother anyone here. the kids danced, and some even reflected on what the day is really about. >> it's the time how we got our freedom from the british people. >> it's to celebrate america. >> reporter: and what a celebration it was. park police said everyone seemed to be well behaved. there were only five arrests. d.c. fire and ems said their day was also manageable. from the washington monument, craig melvin, "news 4 today." >> the first family watched the fireworks display in the company of the men and women of the military and their families. they thanked them for their work and promised the full support of the nation. >> i'
Jul 28, 2011 4:30am EDT
into the 60s. meanwhile, we have a big cluster of showers and storms in the upper midwest and the cloud cover from that is drifting over our region. that will begin to move in later this afternoon. there's only a small chance of maybe a passing thundershower out in the mountains later today as the storms dissipate. but generally drift off to the east, passing north of us. and there's the washington monument under this mostly clear sky now. our sunrise is at 6:05. by 9:00 with the high clouds coming in, we'll be in the low 80s. partly sunny by noon time, the upper 80s and mostly cloudy by the afternoon. but before then we should make it into the low 90s and it will be a bit more humid today. here's your night planner for this thursday evening. it will be a warm and mostly cloudy evening. we'll be in the 80s from 7:00 until late evening. by midnight. we may be dipping into the upper 70s by then. a look at the big heat building for tomorrow. i'll tell you how hot it may get on friday, that will be coming up in ten minutes and look at the weekend. and now daniella, how's traffic? >> traffic is gr